Monday, 24 November 2014

A chalkboard, a wreath and a deer.

As promised earlier, here are a couple more Christmas cards.

 These two were made with chalkboard freebies from The Cottage Market.
 The Card was printed with a berry pattern from Pink Petticoat.

 Kraft cardstock matted a with a gorgeous wreath design I printed and fussy cut.
(My Silhouette has got the heeby jeebies)., 
NOT coloured by me! It's from my beloved now de-funked PC Hug Club.
The sentiment is a stamp by  Hampton Arts.

LOVE this one.
Background and hills shaded with distress inks.
Tree, bird house and deer stamped and die cut with Waltzing Mouse stamp and die set, 
Little Deer and the Noel with 'Tis The Season'.
The deer and the tree was coloured with Copics.
The trees in the background are from SU's  'Lovely as a Tree'.

Got loads more in my head, but need to get busy and make 'em!
Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments. I appreciate every single one of them.


Howdy Pardner!!

Hi friends.
It was the hubster's birthday yesterday. He's daft on cowboy films and books etc,
so thought I'd make him a cowboy type card.
I kept it simple 'coz that's how he likes 'em.
The image is a digi from JustINKlined printed straight onto an A4 linen card folded in half.
I coloured it with Copics.
The font is called 'Alfredo's Dance'.
The linen CS, although not brilliant for Copic colouring, gave me the texture I was after, 
so all is good. 
Alan liked it, so that's all good too.
Thanks for visiting and I'll be back VERY soon, with more Christmas cards.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

I've been AWOL.

Hi friends! Have you missed me? 


I'm so sorry, but I've been AWOL due to acute, bordering on chronic, tooth pain!!
I was booked to have two teeth extracted a while ago, but couldn't have it done as I was booked for an ultrasound needle biopsy on the same day for a lump in my neck!
 (Wouldn't recommend that procedure too often, it HURT!!)
Arghh! I thought the biopsy more important, so delayed having the teeth out. 
Anyway, the results came back inconclusive for more Lymphoma, so I had to go into hospital for a surgical biopsy. (They removed the whole node). 

GUESS WHAT!!! THAT was the date I'd re-arranged for the dentist! *sob*.
The dentist couldn't do my teeth as I had a brand new 6" scar across my neck and I couldn't open my mouth very wide and there was a risk of infection. Ugh!
Took 2 weeks for the swelling etc  to go down and I still can't smile properly as the nerves have taken a bit of a battering.
I FINALLY Had my teeth out on Wednesday 5th November and I was ecstatic.
FINALLY I would be without this awful pain....errr NOT!!
I had to go back yesterday, seven days later as the pain a nightmare and I couldn't control it.
It seems I have a 'dry socket'. No wonder I was in agony. The whole gum was infected.

I'm now on antibiotics AGAIN and this time they are working! I can function again at last!
Oh, the results came back as positive for lymphoma in the node.
It's still low grade, so need for chemo yet! YEAH!

Right! Are you still awake?
I have some Christmas cards I made on better days to show you.
I also made a Christmas cake for the first time in my life!
(I forgot to photograph that before I sealed it up)!
I'll take one when I open it to 'feed' it it's brandy and take a picture then.

This card features my favourite little robin stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique called 
I coloured them with Copics as per usual.
Sponged the frame and added a poinsettia 'coz I love 'em.

   This is my wonderful 'Three trees' from Purple Onion again.
Using a Sizzix diagonal stripe EF and Spellbinders Fancy frame.
Coloured with Copics and dressed up with some sprigs punched out and some felt 'berries'.

 This is so simple.The same frame as the one above and the same EF with the sentiment from Waltzing mouse Stamps ''Tis the Season' as the focal point.

This is my lovely Sugar Nellie rubber stamp, 'Snowman and Gift', done in blue.
Copic coloured, of course. 

 Lastly for now, here's an experiment that didn't quite go as I'd planned. 
I was aiming for vintage Christmas, but it didn't work out too well.
LOVE that stamp by Gillian Roberts called 'Bear and Robin'.
Another stamp I've had for years!
The paper is from an 8"x8" pad I cut down.

Well, I hope you haven't all deserted me, although I would deserve it for being missing in action for so long.

I'll be back soon with more Christmas cards 
and I hope that one or two will inspire you in some small way.